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OpenVMS VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 PARTITIONING ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 PARTITIONING ECO Summary
 
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
 
       For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
       file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
       kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
       saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
       saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
 
       For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
       rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
       kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
       RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe.  The
       resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
       used to install the ECO.
 
New Kit Date:       09-MAY-2003
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  NEW KIT

Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard Company 2003.  All rights reserved.

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

COMPONENT:  PARTITIONING

SOURCE:     Hewlett-Packard Company

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None 
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  2192 Blocks
     Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_2
                           2 - To  be  installed  by   all  customers  using  the  following
	                       feature(s):

	                       ES47/ES80/GS1280 Series Systems

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:

         None 

       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:

         V6.5 console set


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for PARTITIONING components on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1.  
This kit addresses the following problems:


NEW FUNCTIONALITY ADDRESSED IN VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 KIT

     o  Hard and soft partitioning capability is being introduced  for
        ES47/ES80/GS1280  Series  Systems.   In  order to use this new
        capability      users      need      to      install      this

        When released, this console  set  will  be  available  at  the
        Alphaserver firmware website:

        http://ftp.digital.com/pub/Digital/Alpha/firmware/readme.html

        Note that the website address is case-sensitive, and  you  may
        need to visit the Interim release area to obtain the firmware.

          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]SMPUTIL.EXE
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.EXE
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.EXE
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.EXE
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.STB
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.STB
			  [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.STB

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 KIT
        
     o  If a user attempts to create a hard or soft partition,
        other than 0, in an ES47/ES80/GS120 Series system
        configuration, and does not have the
        VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit installed, the wrong node
        handle will be selected for transition operations.  This
        could result in state errors rather than random
        operations.
        
        An error message such as the following may be displayed
        during the booting of the secondary partition:
        
        %SMP-F-CPUBAD, CPU #xx palcode revision does not match that
        of the primary
        
        A SHOW CPU command for that instance will also display
        the wrong ownership and state information.
        
 
          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]SMPUTIL.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.STB
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.STB
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.STB
 
 
 
 
        
     o  Extensive, concurrent display by multiple CPUs to the
        console could corrupt the console message cache and could
        adversely affect the fork queue resulting in system
        crashes.
        
        Crashdump Summary Information:
        ------------------------------
        Bugcheck Type:     INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above
        ASTDEL
        Current Process:   INVALQUEUE00000
        Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.800468FC
        EXE$PRIMITIVE_FORK_C+0004C
        
        
        Failing PS:        20000000.00001604
        Module:            SYSTEM_PRIMITIVES_MIN (Link Date/Time:
        20-NOV-2002 15:11:53.24)
        Offset:            0001E8FC
        
        
 
          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]SMPUTIL.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.EXE
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION.STB
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_MIN.STB
                          [SYS$LDR]SYSTEM_SYNCHRONIZATION_UNI.STB
 
 
 
 

          
INSTALLATION NOTES:

This kit requires a system reboot.  HP strongly recommends that
a  reboot  is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
system instability

If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also  be
rebooted  in  order  to make use of the new image(s).  If it is not
possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a
rolling re-boot may be performed.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation
utility by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the
following at the DCL prompt:

PRODUCT INSTALL VMS731_PARTITIONING /SOURCE=[location of Kit]

The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.

Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt

Special Installation Instructions:

     o  V6.5 Console

        Users also need to install the V6.5 console in order to
        use the partitioning capability provided in this kit.
        See the section entitled "New functionality addressed in
        VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit" for more information.

     o  Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions

        During installation, this kit will ask and require user
        response to several questions.  If you wish to automate
        the installation of this kit and avoid having to provide
        responses to these questions, you must create a DCL
        command procedure that includes the following definitions
        and commands:

                -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE

                -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE

                -  Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
                   command and add that command to the DCL procedure.

                     /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0


                -  De-assign the logicals assigned

        For example, a sample command file to install the
        VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit would be:

               $
               $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
               $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
               $!
               $ PROD INSTALL VMS731_PARTITIONING/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
               $!
               $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
               $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
               $!
               $ exit




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Files on this server are as follows:
»dec-axpvms-vms731_partitioning-v0100--4.README
»dec-axpvms-vms731_partitioning-v0100--4.CHKSUM
»dec-axpvms-vms731_partitioning-v0100--4.pcsi-dcx_axpexe
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